Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

333 stories, 10 challenges, 23 prompts, 440 comments, and 32 friends

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Where the -@!# did my muse go?

Writer, dreamer, knight, shackled by entertainment . . . and people.

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Lucky Money

Last Friday, I went to see my grandmother. Growing up I didn't find it funny that our name for her, …

Published 1 year ago.

Family Pride

That's how I became a part of the Cold Hail Battalion (Give 'em Hail!). I was never carried into bat…

Published 1 year ago.

On the Edge

Rain fell hard, threatening to drown the city but never quite committing to finishing the job. Tonig…

Published 1 year ago.

Fractal Realities: Some Investments Take Time

Anthony blinked a couple times, hard enough that fireworks of white light appeared across the dark s…

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Fractal Realities: Exhausting Patience

"Humanity should be still and calm." The tall, faintly luminous figure placed a six fingered hand …

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The Tower and the Path

The tower is coming along nicely. It's defensible with thick walls and even though I can't see them,…

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A New Friend

I let the cat nuzzle at my fingertips and then rub its cheek down the length of my fingers. It had b…

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The Last Trip Together

I roused from my sleep enough to hear the low tones of conversation from the front of my car. It was…

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Shadows

There's a darkness in you. It hides in our whole family. It's a sickness that must be fought and acc…

Published 1 year ago.

Making a Demon: Distillation

Screams, hundreds of them, howled in waves. Sometimes they joined together in choral unison, almost …

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Red Eyes: Uncle Charlie's Volvo Story

The story Uncle Charlie told went that some Columbians had jacked a Volvo and tried to outrun the co…

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Red Eyes: Portrait of a City

So many of the businesses in Lickton were gated, barred, or just downright broken. The damage wasn't…

Published 1 year ago.

Red Eyes: Car and Driver

When his cell dinged as an alarm, a single note strong and pure as a minister's daughter, Lamar didn…

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Swallow Yourself (Poem)

And the mask did shimmer and flow like molten gold

but where did the tattered robe of the exalted Ki…

Published 1 year ago.

Visible Consequences to Invisible Burdens

I watched as a deep, dark, gulf widened between two people leaning against the same Honda Civic. Pap…

Published 1 year ago.

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Followers 22

HSAR
ElshaHawk LoA
Jae
Escapist
Abby
Andrman
wolframdioxide
In Nights Arms
nuclearsubmarine
Anorak
HS Wift
rhubarb_j
slapdashmonuments
GradualUprising
Fantasist
PJ Returned
remembrancer
Jim Stitzel
August Rode
WhiteHat
Lampyris Noctiluca
ethelthefrog